May 5, 2015

Publications

27 Apr, 2015 - Issue Brief

Introduction

The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other mass transit projects across the country.

Motor fuels taxes serve as the primary dedicated revenue source for the fund. These taxes -- on gasoline and diesel -- provide most of the fund’s revenue.

The trust fund...

Recent Publications

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23 Jan, 2008 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition warned today that under reasonable assumptions about spending and tax policies, budget deficits could easily exceed $6 trillion over the coming decade. Given that a fiscal stimulus package would further expand the deficit, Concord urged that any such... Read More
30 Oct, 2007 - Press Release
The four organizations joining in this statement have come together on a number of occasions in the past to express their concern about the threat that chronic deficits pose, and their support for Pay-As-You-Go rules (PAYGO) to help prevent the deficit situation from becoming worse. (See, for... Read More
18 Sep, 2007 - Press Release
Washington--The Concord Coalition today praised Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Ranking Member Judd Gregg (R-NH) for introducing legislation that would create a bipartisan commission charged with developing specific solutions to the nation’s long-term fiscal imbalance... Read More
7 Sep, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Before beginning the West Coast leg on its Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, The Concord Coalition today released "Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare." (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) "Key Questions" is a brochure... Read More
23 Aug, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projecting a third consecutive annual decline in the deficit, to $158 billion this year, The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers not to take undue satisfaction from the short-term improvement but to focus instead on the nation's... Read More
11 Jul, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the Bush Administration's projection of a third consecutive annual decline in the budget deficit, but cautioned that this does not represent a fundamentally improved fiscal outlook. The modestly improved short-term outlook is not the result of... Read More
17 May, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the Congressional Budget Resolution to be voted on in the House and Senate this week would help restore fiscal discipline by applying a deficit neutral "pay-as-you-go" (paygo) standard to all entitlement expansion and tax cut legislation and by... Read More
9 May, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a joint federal-state program that provides health care for children in families with income that is modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. Approximately 6.6 million children were enrolled in SCHIP in fiscal year 2006... Read More
23 Apr, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports confirming the unsustainable outlook for the federal government’s two largest programs, The Concord Coalition urged presidential candidates to make long-term fiscal policy reform one of their top... Read More
1 Mar, 2007 - Issue Brief
I. Introduction The President’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2008, which were released on February 5th, contain two appropriate goals: balancing the budget by 2012[1] and reducing Medicare’s long-term unfunded obligations. However, the proposals would change little—aside from increasing... Read More